Lighthouse, Pile

Scale: Unknown. A model of a pile lighthouse made entirely in metal with wood and plastic fittings, painted in red. The structure is hexagonal in plan form and is elevated on six tall tapering piles with a seventh pile in the centre. The piles are reinforced by the two sets of horizontal interconnecting girders and diagonal cross beams. The lower floor of the lighthouse is hexagonal in shape surrounded by a guardrail, and has an open balcony around five sides, the sixth side being an enclosed projecting shelter with a semi-circular roof and a single window. Three sides of the lower floor also have windows and the two remaining sides have doors. A sloping hexagonal roof has a circular support for the lantern protected by a hexagonal guardrail mounted on it. The lantern has a clear glass lens and above it a domed cupola made in brass. A ladder extends from the balcony to about halfway down the structure and a boat, carved in wood and painted yellow is stowed rigged in a pair of davits attached to the tops of two of the piles.

Object Details

ID: SLR2594
Collection: Ship models
Type: Structural model
Display location: Display - Sea Things Gallery
Creator: Unknown
Date made: Before 1948; after 1950 Unknown
Exhibition: Guiding Lights
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall model: 895 x 490 mm

Your Request

If an item is shown as “offsite”, please allow eight days for your order to be processed. For further information, please contact Archive staff:

Tel: (during Library opening hours)

Click “Continue” below to continue processing your order with the Library team.